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Mumming and the Mummers" Play of St. George

James Stevens-Cox

Mumming and the Mummers" Play of St. George

Three versions including that of Thomas Hardy

by James Stevens-Cox

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Published by Toucan P. in Guernsey .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Mumming plays.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementedited by J. Stevens Cox.
    SeriesMonographs on the life, times and works of Thomas Hardy,, no. 67
    ContributionsHardy, Thomas, 1840-1928., Udal, John Symonds.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR4752 .A25 no. 67
    The Physical Object
    Pagination[3], 429-452 p.
    Number of Pages452
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5734456M
    ISBN 100900749466
    LC Control Number70563425
    OCLC/WorldCa142046

    CHAPTER XIII MASKING, THE MUMMERS’ PLAY, THE FEAST OF FOOLS, AND THE BOY BISHOP. English Court Masking—“The Lord of Misrule”—The Mummers’ Play, the Sword-Dance, and the Morris Dance—Origin of St. George and other Characters—Mumming in Eastern Europe—The Feast of Fools, its History and Suppression—The Boy Bishop, his Functions and . Anonymous Morris double up as Poole Mummers and perform our own version of the traditional year old Christmas Mummers Play. St George fighting Slasher, the Valiant Soldier. Slasher, St George and the Doctor. Mumming plays last around ten minutes and historically were performed by working men in pubs and private houses in order to raise a.

    Mummers' plays are folk plays performed by troupes of amateur actors, traditionally all male, known as mummers or guisers (also by local names such as rhymers, pace-eggers, soulers, tipteerers, wrenboys, and galoshins).It refers particularly to a play in which a number of characters are called on stage, two of whom engage in a combat, the loser being revived by a doctor character; this play is. mumming play, form of drama developed in England in the early 17th cent., based on the legend of St. George and the dragon. The central theme of the play is the death and resurrection of the hero. The mumming play possibly evolved from some primitive folk celebration.

      The Mummers Dance January 1, , Stratford: I have just read an account of a mumming troupe which boarded a Polish ship stranded in the harbour in St. Johns, Newfoundland, on New Years Eve, to. Mummers’ Plays are traditionally performed over the Christmas period and are believed to have their roots in pre-Christian rituals. They are almost certainly older than Morris Dancing. Central to all Mummers’ plays is the battle between light (personified by St George or King George) and darkness (personified by the Turkish Knight).


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Mumming and the Mummers" Play of St. George by James Stevens-Cox Download PDF EPUB FB2

One was dressed as Father Christmas, another as St George with dragon in tow. There was also a doctor, a horse and a man in drag. What followed was bizarre, bawdy and unhinged.

I was enthralled. These men were there to perform a ‘mummers play,’ a reworking of the Saint George and the dragon legend with a grab bag of English folklore thrown in. Mummers' Plays are one of the oldest surviving features of the traditional English Christmas.

Mumming in England goes back for over a thousand years. Mumming is best described as early pantomime. The plays are based loosely on the legend of St. George and the dragon.

The plays are intended to show the struggle between good and evil. ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Mummers and a Dorset version of the Mummers' Play of St. George, by J.S. Udal: P. What is a mumming. A mumming is a type of folk play, known in many areas of Europe but particularly common in England, Scotland and Ireland, that combines music, dance, and sword fighting in episodes involving the death and revival of a character or characters.

and a procession. (These sections can be seen clearly in the St. George mumming. The city happened to have a heavy amount of Swedish folk, who held boisterous end-of-year celebrations to ring in the New Year. This mixed with the British tradition of their play St.

George and the Dragon, which entailed lavish costumes and a bit of tomfoolery, began to build the basic structure of the Mummers Parade that we know today. Mumming is best described as early pantomime. The plays are based loosely on the legend of St.

George and the dragon. The plays are intended to show the struggle between good and evil. During the Twelfth Night Celebrations in London, the The Lions Part Mummers perform the traditional 'freestyle' Folk Combat Play of St. George. Mumming Geese Dancing, Guising, Masking, Mummering Mumming is a form of folk entertainment in which bands of masked and costumed merrymakers roam the streets singing, dancing, acting out stories, or simply engaging in horseplay.

In past centuries people throughout Europe celebrated the Christmas season by mumming or by hosting bands of mummers in their. Jennifer C. Vaught. “The Mummers’ Play St.

George and the Fiery Dragon and Book I of Spenser’s Faerie 3 (): 88 legendary figure and English national hero of St. George. The Mummers’ play St. George and the Fiery Dragon also. called " Walk in St.

George ". It is hoped that this will encourage others to restore their own local plays. P.D.K. THE original discovery of a West Dorset St George play was made by J. Udal who communicated a list of the characters and a brief description of the presentation to Notes and Queries (S.

5, ii, ) in 4. While is a common character in mummers' plays, the Dragon is rare. The Turkish Knight is one of 's main adversaries, the other common opponent being Slasher. I have no idea where the "Persian Knight" came from. It's a character I have never encountered.

Ditto Old Father Abraham. Old Father Christmas yes. Mumming play, also called mummers’ play, traditional dramatic entertainment, still performed in a few villages in England and Northern Ireland, in which a champion is killed in a fight and is then brought to life by a is thought likely that the play has links with primitive ceremonies held to mark important stages in the agricultural year.

For a more thorough introduction to this tradition, please visit our introductory post on mumming, as well as pevious plays: “Hipster Saint George and the Unicorn: A Web Archiving Mumming,” () “St. George, the Dragon, and the Squid: A Preservation Mumming,” () and “St.

George and the Data Dragon: A Digital Assets Mumming. Walk in Saint George, and boldly clear the way. [Enter St George] St George. In comes I, Saint George. A valiant man, With naked sword, my shield in hand. I fought the mighty dragon And sent him to the slaughter, And for this deed I won the hand Of the King of Egypt's daughter.

I searched this world all round and round, A man my equal, I've. For a more thorough introduction to this tradition, please visit our introductory post on mumming, as well as previous plays: “FrankenMumming (Version ): An Arctic Monster Library Modernization Mumming,” () “St.

George and the Arrearage Monster: A Mumming in Process,” () “Hipster Saint George and the Unicorn: A Web. "'The play of St. George,' which is the first of the two plays in this pamphlet, was privately printed by Mrs.

Hardy in in an edition limited to 25 copies. The present, of which 1, copies are printed, constitutes the first published edition"--Front cover verso. Includes a preface by Loomis. Description: Pages ; 20 cm: Responsibility. George and the Turkish Knight fight in a Merrie England Mummers Play at Firle (Dec ) Origins Of The Play The various elements of the play may stem from several sources, though these are hard to pin down as the plays were usually handed down by word of mouth in a rural community where the population was fairly stable.

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While the origins of mumming and the Mummer's Play aren't definitive, it's obvious when one reads the verses of Irish traditional mumming that many of the characters, for example, St.

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Price New from Used from Hardcover "Please retry" — Author: Katherine Miller.St. George and the Book Dragon: Introduction On December 18a costumed band of merrymakers roamed the halls of the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., singing traditional carols, performing an unusual version of a centuries-old folk play, and playing tunes on .Mumming play Topic: The place of Mummings’ play in the contemporary society Also called Mummers’, the Mumming play is a traditional drama in which a doctor brings to.